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Katie b self management ppt[1]


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Katie b self management ppt[1]

  1. 1. Got Floss? Psychology 671 Katie Beckstrom Dr. Malott 8/11/11
  2. 2. Problem <ul><li>I was not a regular flosser… to say the least. </li></ul><ul><li>I always dreaded hearing the dentist ask “So, how often do you floss?” </li></ul><ul><li>Although I feared the lack of gum health and hated admitting my degeneracy… </li></ul><ul><li>I still didn’t floss regularly. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Competing Contingencies <ul><li>I had plenty of good reasons not to floss! </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Spending time with friends </li></ul><ul><li>and of course… </li></ul><ul><li>SLEEP!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Natural Competing Contingency Will get slightly less sleep Will get given amount of sleep I floss my teeth BEFORE AFTER BEHAVIOR
  5. 5. The natural contingency did not control my behavior. Surprise, surprise! PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT! So the natural solution is to use… B (Behaviorman)
  6. 6. The SM Intervention <ul><li>Target behavior: Floss once daily </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention: Pay $1 for each day I don’t floss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contingency: Analog to avoidance of loss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deadline (S D ): Before bed every day </li></ul><ul><li>PM manager: Kim- roommate </li></ul><ul><li>Start Date: June 20, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>End Date: indefinite (hopefully!) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ineffective Natural Contingency Infinitesi- mally greater level of gum health Given level of gum health I floss my teeth BEFORE AFTER BEHAVIOR
  8. 8. Performance-Management Contingency Will not have to pay Kim $1 tomorrow Will have to pay Kim $1 tomorrow I floss my teeth BEFORE AFTER BEHAVIOR
  9. 9. Inferred Theoretical Contingency Don’t fear having to pay Kim $1 tomorrow Fear having to pay Kim $1 tomorrow I floss my teeth BEFORE AFTER BEHAVIOR
  10. 10. This kid’s got the right idea. Usually with self management, you show proof you’ve completed the task… But Kim didn’t think that was necessary.
  11. 11. So how did it go? I only flossed once during baseline. But since I started the intervention, I haven’t missed a single day!
  12. 12. Target Behavior Graph Baseline Self-Management Goal
  13. 13. Benefit Measure I didn’t record a benefit measure, but my theory is that with less gunk in my teeth, I’ll probably have better breath! As long as I stick to minty floss.
  14. 14. Problems During Intervention <ul><li>No serious problems </li></ul><ul><li>There were a few times when I almost didn’t floss because I was too tired. </li></ul><ul><li>But I just didn’t </li></ul><ul><li>want to see that </li></ul><ul><li>little dip in my graph. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Recycle <ul><li>Since I met my goal every week, I did not need to recycle. </li></ul>If I had started to slip, I would have increased my penalty to $2 or $3. That would add up quicker! … And I’m sure Kim would have appreciated that.
  16. 16. My Results <ul><li>It was a SUCCESS! </li></ul><ul><li>Flossing has become a part of my nightly routine. </li></ul><ul><li>And thanks to my </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish mother, </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t really </li></ul><ul><li>need the $1 penalty anymore… </li></ul><ul><li>I just don’t want to break </li></ul><ul><li>my perfect streak! </li></ul>>
  17. 17. My Comments <ul><li>I’d like to continue flossing every day! </li></ul><ul><li>I (relatively) enjoy getting gunk out of my teeth that might otherwise be stuck in there for a while. (ewww) </li></ul><ul><li>But I have a feeling that sleeping may again become much more effective at controlling my behavior, despite the $1 penalty. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m going to need to continue reporting weekly in order to keep it up. </li></ul>
  18. 18. THANK YOU!! Any Questions or Comments?